2009 Charity Day in London
BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP), one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, announced today that it raised over $10 million for charity on its fifth annual global Charity Day held on Friday, 11 September 2009, bringing the total over four years to more than $33 million. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and TV presenters Jonathan Ross, Lisa Snowdon, Carol Vorderman and Gail Porter were among the celebrities swapping the small screen for the trading screen as part of the Charity day in London. Alongside other well-known faces such as cricketer Sir Ian Botham, snooker player Jimmy White, former England rugby captain Martin Johnson, singer Beverley Knight and society IT girl, Tara Palmer -Tompkinson, they all took part in trading and raising money for selected charities.
2009 Charity Day in New York
In New York, Lady Gaga sang her hit Poker Face for customers over the phone in return for trading with BGC’s brokers. She was joined by over 40 celebrity guests including athletes Eli Manning, Boomer Esiason, Oksana Baiul, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, John Starks and Kym Hampton, TV personalities including Alexis Glick, Liz Claman, Deirdre Bolton, Natalie Morales and actors such as Lorraine Bracco, Sebastian Stan, Whoopi Goldberg, Gary Sinese and Anthony Edwards.